Struggling to accept the loss of her baby, Claire becomes suspicious of her husband's relationship with a feisty young woman, Angie. When she discovers Angie is pregnant, Claire develops an increasingly irrational obsession with her that puts both their lives in danger. Only when confronted by the explosive secret behind Angie's pregnancy does Claire begin to reclaim her sanity.
Undertow, a bold and sensual psychological thriller, explores the dangerous underbelly of the female psyche.
FORMAT: Feature Film
GENRE: Psychological Thriller
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Miranda Nation
(Perception, Eli the Invincible)
CAST: Olivia De Jonge (Elvis, The Society, The Visit, Better Watch Out, Will, Stray Dogs)
Laura Gordon (Reckoning, Reef Break, Secret City, Hunters, Saw V)
Josh Helman (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Jack Reacher, X- Men: Apocalypse)
Rob Collins (Mystery Road, Upright, Top End Wedding, Cleverman, Glitch)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Liz Watts (True History of the Kelly Gang, The King, Mary Magdalene, Animal Kingdom)
RELEASE DATE: 5 March 2020
Undertow has received development and production funding from Screen Australia.
“Intensely gripping female led Australian drama... Miranda Nation takes a bold approach to pregnancy and abortion in her Geelong-shot film that evokes the work of Jane Campion.” – The Guardian
“Astonishing expressionistic study of loss amid the crashing waves of Australia’s great southern Surf Coast” – Wee Review, Edinburgh